Posts tagged ‘quick’

November 4th, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins {with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping}

by Chrissy

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These little chocolaty pumpkin mini-muffin morsels are the perfect treat to feast on during the Fall season.

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They are healthy little bites, rolled in a thin blanket of sugar and cinnamon. If you’d like to make them less sweet and more breakfast-like, you can surely eat them without the butter/sugar topping…

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But, I believe in balance, and a little sweet topping won’t kill ya. Unless you eat the whole batch, which is possible once you get a taste :).

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August 20th, 2013

Tzatziki Shrimp & Greek Orzo Salad {+ Giveaway!}

by Chrissy

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As many if you may already know, we feed our local homeless neighborhood crew, every Thursday. Homemade chicken noodle soup, bread, cookies and the works, we join with some awesome neighbors to pull this thing off, weekly. They are all like family now, the neighbors and homeless, alike.

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{If you are interested in starting something like this, we’d love to share ideas, advice, inspiration and motivation! You don’t need to go to another country to improve the quality of life … Read more...

May 22nd, 2013

Jicama Tuna Salad { + Tuna Melt}

by Chrissy

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Tuna salad is a great thing to prepare ahead of time for meals or snacks through the week.

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It can be put in a sandwich, thrown on a salad, scooped up with celery sticks or piled on toast and topped with melted cheese.

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These are all such great options for a variety of meals.

I always use albacore tuna. I feel like it’s less fishy, and more substantial.

And for this recipe, I used jicama. Why, you ask? It’s simple … Read more...

May 7th, 2013

Baked Oatmeal Bars {with Dried Fruits and Seeds}

by Chrissy

Lauren and I love to start our mornings with a hearty bowl of oatmeal.

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And when we say oatmeal, we mean the real deal— made with rolled-oats, fruit, homemade almond milk, chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon–not the Quaker oatmeal packets of sugary mush, stuff.

At this point, I don’t even think I could stomach one of those.

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It’s a perfectly filling meal and that will gladly coat your belly, sustaining you until lunchtime.

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Now, if you … Read more...

November 5th, 2012

Egg Salad & Prosciutto Sandwich

by Chrissy

A meal of eggs and prosciutto is nothing new. Think of your favorite breakfast omelet. Or possibly a breakfast sandwich, complete with a fried egg atop a crispy bed of prosciutto. Yum, yum, yum.

Instead of having your eggs fried or scrambled, alongside salty shreds of prosciutto, try it with some egg salad.

Made with Greek yogurt for added protein and few other ingredients, this is an easy and healthier sandwich alternative.

Although, open-faced sandwiches aren’t an easy … Read more...